"This fall, I will have two Alg 1 classes. The students will each have a computer. We will be using an online textbook. Right now I am recommending that students use MS OneNote or (if they are using MAC) MS Word in Notebook mode. The online text has…"
"My district allows Googel docs, and it's amazing what we can do with these diverse tools! My sixth graders created surveys on the topic of survival (answer formats including multiple choice, scales, check boxes, open ended answer, etc.) and…"
"What seems to be a constant in so many districts is that the IT department makes instructional decisions. Why is that? And why are social networking sites - including chat features, etc. - viewed as a "problem" at best and contrary to…"
"The last effort on my part to have Google Docs unblocked was met with a denial saying that the chat feature of it is unacceptable to the district's IT dept. It seems that they do not understand that if the site is setup for a school that the…"
I've been trying to get my district's IT department to allow access to Google Docs. To bring some data to them I would like to get replies from teachers/administrators that have access to use Google Docs in your classrooms. I have afeeling I work in one of the only districts to block the Google Docs website. I'm not asking if you usethe website in your classrooms. I'm just asking if you have access tothe site. Please respond to this discussion if you do or do not haveaccess to Google Docs.See More
"I display the PowerPoint examples from the text on a projection screen using a mounted projector. My classroom does not have an interactive whiteboard. The students can follow along with those examples on the screen or with their online book. My…"
"Very interesting blog about notetaking. We (inclusion class) are not fortunate to have the technology; however, I am taking some of your ideas about notetaking. The students complete a problem, and the solutions are discussed together. They are…"
"That is great advise. I'm a school nurse and just completed by screenings at a small alternative school. To date, 25 percent of my students are obese. Just prepared a grant to remove the sugary drink from our school and install new options in…"
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This morning I read a post from a higher education educator about the negative effects of Tech in lectures. The author was perplexed when he realized a great many students in his lecture hall were paying attention to Facebook, or attending to email during the course of a two-hour lecture. His school chose to ban tech devices from the lecture hall. Additionally, students were required to use nametags, so that the lecturer could address individual students with questions during the lecture. This…See More